ok, so having taken part in atkins, paleo, salad, no carb for a month, barfing down the toilet, i can honestly i hate them all(WITH A PASSION)
in all fairness i have seen weight loss in pretty much all of them. some more than others. mentally however, i was just never satisfied. i would constantly hit a weight plateaus that left feeling unaccomplished to the goals i set forth. It was one "diet" after the next.
Enter IIFYM(If It Fits Your Macros). I can eat pizza, ice cream, burgers and still drop weight?? waaaah!!
Google it and its pretty simple and straight fwd. Dont make it more complicate it more than it needs to be.Its simple- hit your protein, carbs, fats(your macro-nutrients) and fiber daily.
I have been on it for about 2.5 years and currently on my cut. i started back in March(after i did a healthy bulk for 9 months) i weighed in at 208lbs around 21% bf and now i am around 188.3 at 17% Goal is to be around 175 at 10%?? by aug, so lets see.. The one thing i have noticed from last years cut is that i am eating 200 cals more than last year to achieve the same weight loss.
myfitnesspal make its super easy. Plug and chug. it even scans the bar code and plugs in all the info for you.
currently on 1850 cals 208 carbs 162 pro 41fat and 30g of fiber i have dropped weight while eating everything i love. I am not much of a drinker, so its pretty dropping weight at roughly 1-1.3 lbs a week is not a prob with 2 twenty min hit cardio sesh a week.
So this past week i have been eating ice cream every night and lean(due to my fat restriction) burgers the last 3 days in a row.
Key to any "diet" is consistency. iifym is no different. If you are a numbers kinda person and pays attention to detail then iifym is for you.
All the best is whatever you guys choose :)